Though yet to even hit Netflix, The Sandman season 2 has gotten an exciting update from producer David S. Goyer ahead of season 1’s premiere. Goyer, well-known for penning the Wesley Snipes Blade trilogy and developing the story for the Dark Knight trilogy, has been attached to adapting Neil Gaiman’s beloved graphic novels for the better part of a decade, having first pitched a movie adaptation to Warner Bros. in 2013. Goyer was set to produce the Sandman movie with Gaiman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was also attached to star and potentially direct, though as it went through a number of rewrites, Gordon-Levitt departed over creative differences and the project was eventually cancelled.
After years of failing to adapt it for the big screen, Warner Bros. turned to the small screen as they eyed a Sandman TV show, with Logan director pitching a series concept to HBO that was turned down while WBTV turned to Supernatural creator Eric Kripke for an adaptation, only for Gaiman to disapprove of his vision. Netflix eventually landed the rights to The Sandman in mid-2019 with Gaiman attached to develop with Goyer and Wonder Woman‘s Allan Heinberg, all of whom are also executive producing the series. As it gears up for its premiere, the creatives behind The Sandman are looking back on the long journey to adapt the comics and the potential future of the series.
Ahead of the show’s long-awaited debut, Den of Geek caught up with the creative team behind The Sandman to discuss the Netflix series. Co-developer/executive producer David S. Goyer offered an exciting season 2 update, confirming writing is already underway on the next season and noted how it’s been easier mapping out the show’s future after putting together season 1. See what Goyer shared below:
It should be noted that while Goyer has revealed writing is underway on The Sandman season 2, it has yet to get the official greenlight from Netflix, who are likely waiting to se how the show performs before officially renewing it. The Sandman wouldn’t be the first series from the streaming platform to have its creative team begin writing a future season before the renewal, with the writers behind the live-action Cowboy Bebop having put together some of the scripts for season 2 ahead of its premiere. With the show receiving generally mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike and underperforming in viewership, however, Netflix would cancel Cowboy Bebop after its first season, therefore killing the season 2 scripts.
With that said, the creatives behind Netflix’s The Sandman show have remained very confident throughout its development and production about its possibility for success on the streamer. Gaiman has frequently expressed his eagerness for the faithful nature of The Sandman series and given Netflix will be looking for a new tentpole title following the conclusion of Stranger Things, the DC Comics adaptation could fill that void along with The Witcher should season 1 prove to be a success. Only time will tell when The Sandman hits Netflix on August 5.
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Source: Den of Geek